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Poll: Stever Bernier Reaction (66 member(s) have cast votes)

When Steve Bernier gets introduced at the Rock, what will you do?

  1. Standing applause and cheer (38 votes [56.72%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 56.72%

  2. Boo him (1 votes [1.49%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.49%

  3. Neither/No opinion (28 votes [41.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.79%

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#1 grcenter47

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

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I am not sure what the overall opinion on this is but I would give the guy a standing applause when he gets introduced at the Rock. What does everyone else here think?
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#2 cgb6397

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

I wouldn't say he gets any more or less a hostile reception than anyone else. I don't think the fans will carry over the grudge with the lockout (plus us getting burnt from another source) but why give him any extra love
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

we're not Montreal, let's not setup a player to fail on his first game.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

Not entirely his fault the D collapsed, sure he put them there but I personally don't vilify him. He should be thankful he isn't on a NY team or that sequence would forever be played out on MSG.
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#5 Zubie#8

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

He was big in the Florida series and was a key depth guy throughout the season. One bad play after a non call will not ruin everything he did for us. He was really hard on himself after game 6 so I will cheer for him, he deserves it, and I cheer for all the guys on opening night anyways.

Edited by Zubie#8, 14 January 2013 - 06:40 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

I would say that it's likely we don't even make it to the finals without the unexpected play of that line. One penalty shouldn't overshadow that.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

off-topic, but I was curious if anyone can remember another time where a SC Final major resulted in 3 goals-against ?

Heck I'll be happy to hear about one in the Regular Season....

Thanks to anyone who might know this factoid !
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#8 NJDevs4978

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

off-topic, but I was curious if anyone can remember another time where a SC Final major resulted in 3 goals-against ?

Heck I'll be happy to hear about one in the Regular Season....

Thanks to anyone who might know this factoid !


One PLAYOFF one I remember offhand was when that clown Sean O'Donnell did it for LA and torpedoed the Kings during Larry Robinson's only trip to the playoffs as a coach there. One of the reasons why I hated getting this guy a couple years later and of course he didn't do much to help the Devils either :P

Found a piece on it (actually the Kings gave up FOUR goals on that one): http://www.stltoday....fd0b5a4f72.html

As far as Bernier, I think the long lockout pretty much quelled the extreme emotions on both sides - fans that hold Game 6 against him, and fans that want to stand by him. He'll probably get no more or less applause than any other player.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 14 January 2013 - 07:21 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

There will probably still be a handful of clowns that boo him. I will cheer for him just like everyone else on the team. The poor guy will always regret that hit unless he eventually wins a Cup, he doesn't need his own fans booing him about it too, especially if they're not also going to boo the guys on the penalty kill at the time.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

I'm not really keen on giving him a standing ovation. His hit was dirty, dangerous and pretty stupid given it was game 6 of the SC finals and I don't want to be remembered as the fan base that applauded that kind of action (even if the intent is to support him, that's not how anyone else would view it).

I would be more disappointed though if anyone boo'd. He's not the reason we lost, takes a team effort there.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

I'm indifferent to him honestly.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

Really??? Why would anybody give a negative reaction? Guess Devils fans should have boo'd the hell out of Ken Daneyko for his bad give-a-way to Craig Janey in Boston Garden in Game 7 1988 or Marty and Slava Fetisov for Matteau's wrap-around in 1994.

Seriously people you're overthinking this.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

Show him support. He knows he fvcked up, and he may be a little nervous about fan response. Let him know he's appreciated for all he brought to the table.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

Of course SOMEONE has to be that guy and boo him. :uni:

Edited by Zubie#8, 14 January 2013 - 11:01 PM.

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#15 RunninWithTheDevil

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:59 PM

whoever the clown is that voted "boo him" you're worthless, go be a Habs or Leafs fan if you want to boo a member of your own team. It's classless, even Bill Buckner gets applause from Sox fans now.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:45 AM

i couldn't even imagine his frame of mind after the game was over. i really like him as a player and how well that 4th line worked together
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:07 AM

We did not boo Marty for giving up a soft goal late in game 7 against the Canes, so we should just leave him alone.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:08 AM

I feel like he'll get the standard applause like any other non-star Devil player. Most fans have probably either forgiven him or forgotten the incident.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:15 AM

It's worth mentioning how horribly bad our penalty kill was throughout the playoffs; our RECORD-BREAKING regular season penalty kill... Sure, the penalty was a dumb one, but that doesn't provide for an automatic 2-3 goal deficit if the rest of the team doesn't sh!t the bed.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:57 AM

To show up just after the game to the fans.... ready to take the fire... This guy deserve a good treatment.
But more important, i think it's really time to turn the page and go forward.
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